Although Got7 went for a softer concept with their latest Korean comeback, “You Are,” they’re back to their brash antics with their latest Japanese single, “Turn Up,” released on Monday (Oct. 30).
It’s a fitting song title for a group that is responsible for the most dabs in K-pop history #StopDabDab2k17. This is the title track from their second Japanese mini album, Turn Up, which is set to drop on Nov. 15.
Fittingly, the song takes on an EDM mold, with blaring electronic sounds to complement their amped-up choreography. “Turn Up” has the obligatory triple hi-hats to spare, evoking the American hip hop from which the phrase “turn up” originates -- an interesting choice for promotions in an industry that is much less set on borrowing American culture than their home base in Korea. They take their drops literally -- once the sound cuts out, a subtle water drop can be heard.